The DRI has seized gold value Rs 1.68 crore, which was smuggled into India from Myanmar, and arrested three folks.
The trio was held at Howrah Railway Station after they deboarded a prepare on Wednesday, the Directorate of Income Intelligence (DRI) mentioned in a press launch issued on Sunday.
DRI officers recovered 34 gold bars of international origin cumulatively weighing 5.6 kg and valued at Rs 1.68 crore from the accused, it mentioned.
Gold smuggled from Myanmar via Moreh in Manipur was being carried by the three on the Saraighat Categorical from Guwahati to Howrah.
“They disembarked at a station earlier than Howrah and took a neighborhood prepare. Gold was hid of their sneakers. Two among the many three had been discovered to be ordinary offenders and had earlier been booked in a case at Siliguri by DRI,” the press launch mentioned.
The recovered gold bars have been seized and and all of the three apprehended individuals arrested, it mentioned.
They had been produced earlier than a neighborhood courtroom which remanded them to judicial custody for 14 days.
There was important seizures of gold bars of international origin smuggled from Myanmar via the Indo-Myanmar border adjoining to Moreh and in addition from the Zokhawthar border with Myanmar in Mizoram.
Within the monetary yr 2017-18, within the area unfold over West Bengal and north jap states, the DRI had seized greater than 300 kgs of gold valued at about Rs 93 crore out there, smuggled from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and even Bhutan.